Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Dishing it Out

On New Year's Eve day, Mr. Cupcake and I took advantage of having the day off of work to begin our registry at Crate and Barrel. We had started a registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond a few months ago, but were hoping to find dinnerware and flatware at Crate and Barrel that suited our taste more. We were immediately drawn to two patterns at C&B:


We both were drawn to the light pattern on the Celadon design, as it adds a little interest without being too loud. I also like the simplicity of the shapes, and I like that the pieces aren't too heavy or clunky.

We were also debating on the Halo design, since it is a bit more practical in its simplicity. We like the subtle lip along the outside of the plates that isn't too wide. Although I'm usually someone who is drawn towards color and patterns, I wanted some everyday dishes that won't seem dated in a few years, and won't necessarily dictate whatever else we decide to put on our table over the years.

After a LOT of back-and-forth, we ultimately decided to go with the Halo design. When we got home after our excursion, though, we started to second-guess if the Halo dinnerware is meant for everyday use, or if it is intended for use as fine china. It is listed under "bone china" on the Crate and Barrel website, and there is no real distinction between everyday or special occasion dinnerware.

What do you think? Does it work as everyday dinnerware? Or should we find something more casual to use on a daily basis?

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